April 6, 2020
Holiday gatherings give adult children an opportunity to talk with their senior and elder parents to sense and observe whether they are doing well or if they may need help to maintain their independence.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, since 2000, heart disease-related deaths have decreased 14%, while Alzheimer’s-related deaths have increased 89%. This article contains important information for Toronto's seniors and elders about Alzheimer's and treatments.
Senior diabetes and eye diseases: it’s estimated that 90% of people with type 1 diabetes will be affected by diabetic retinopathy, and 19% of new cases of diabetes-related blindness occur in those 45-64 years of age.
The importance of respite care for Toronto senior caregivers: according to the 2012 GSS, at some point in their lives, 46% of Canadians had provided some type of care to a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, disability or aging needs.
Life is hard and demanding no matter what stage of life. Some stages are easier than others, depending on the person’s own circumstances. With the holiday season approaching, now is a good time to check in with elderly or senior loved ones.
Despite all the trend and fads, there is one diet that is always on the list of the healthiest diets - The Heart Healthy Diet. There are several different types of “heart healthy diets”, but they all contain foods that are proven to lower your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Fruits and vegetables were important then for your growth and wellbeing, but as we begin to age, they become increasingly vital. In many cases, these are the foods that play an important role in reducing the risk of serious conditions and diseases later in life, including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, digestive problems, and even forms of cancer.
A slight change in our breathing patterns or an occasional cough isn’t something to automatically raise alarm, but more something that needs to be monitored. We all age, and our bodies slow down, but at what point does aging become an illness or disease?